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Samsung's Bixby to offer support for 7-8 languages at launch

Samsung Galaxy S8 unofficial render, Bixby/Kestra AI to offer support for up to 8 languages out of the box
Samsung Galaxy S8 render
Although this rumor has not been confirmed by Samsung yet, it looks like the virtual assistant expected to arrive with the Galaxy S8 would offer support for up to eight languages out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy S8 is not official yet, but if the rumors turn out to be true, the virtual assistant inside it will deliver more than any other similar product. The latest rumor about the Bixby/Kestra virtual assistant reveals the languages that would be supported at launch.

Google Assistant currently offers support for the following languages: English, German, Brazilian Portuguese, and Hindi. On the other hand, Galaxy S8's virtual assistant is expected to launch ready to interact with users speaking English, Korean, Chinese, as well as four or five additional languages that have not been named by the rumor.

Virtually all flagships that would arrive later this year are expected to feature a virtual assistant. While industry giants like Samsung have been working on their virtual assistant software, the smaller players in the smartphone market will probably use Google Assistant.

In the years to come, Samsung will surely integrate the AI-driven virtual assistant in other connected products, including home appliances and smart TV sets.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-02- 7 (Update: 2017-02- 7)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.